Apple Releases Update For ACE Vulnerability In WebKit

Apple has released iOS 14.5.1, which provides a memory corruption bug fix and patches an arbitrary code execution (ACE) vulnerability in WebKit — a web browser engine. Arbitrary code execution refers to an attacker executing code that they should not be able to execute. A malicious website could theoretically execute harmful code on your iPhone,…

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Epic Games Takes On Apple’s App Store Dominance

Epic Games — a large video game vendor is taking on Apple — one of the largest smartphone vendors in court regarding Apple’s decision to suspend Fortnite from the app store. Epic Games allegedly violated Apple’s app store policy by creating a payment option that bypasses Apple’s payment system. Apple collects a percentage of apps’…

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Simplex Now Lets You Buy Cardano (ADA) With Your Credit Card

The cryptocurrency purchasing service/exchange Simplex has now implemented the ability to purchase Cardano (ADA) tokens with your debit, credit card, or Apple Pay. In some cases (depending on the availability of exchanges in your area), purchasing cryptocurrency entails buying Bitcoin, and then using the Bitcoin on other exchanges to buy lesser-known cryptocurrencies such as ADA.…

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Real Estate Marketplace MELI Now Accepts Cryptocurrency

Mercado Libre (MELI), South America’s largest real estate marketplace has decided to start allowing cryptocurrency payments for real estate.The $81 billion company does not settle the transactions directly, but they do own the digital payment system Mercado Pago. Mercado Libre is an Argentine company that operates marketplaces for e-commerce and auctions online. Mercado Libre hosted…

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Apple Will Ban Apps That Force Users To Enable Tracking

Apple has released iOS 14.5, and one of its most significant features is App Tracking Transparency (ATT). ATT requires app vendors to ask users for permission before tracking their activity across multiple apps. This mirrors efforts in many countries to pass laws requiring consent for data collection. However, such laws have been circumvented by telling…

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Apple AirDrop Vulnerability Could Expose Users’ Phone Numbers, Emails

AirDrop — a sharing feature included in all Apple phones, tablets, and computers has a vulnerability, according to the German university Technische Universitat Darmstadt. The security vulnerability may expose users’ phone numbers and email addresses if they bring up their sharing panel on their Mac OS or iOS devices. According to the research, the vulnerability…

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Jackson, Tennessee Looking To Mine, Invest In, Pay Employees With Bitcoin

The city of Jackson, Tennessee is exploring the possibility of investing in and utilizing Bitcoin in various ways. They’re interested in mining Bitcoin, as well as paying employees with cryptocurrencies including but not limited to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Jackson’s mayor Scott Conger put up a ‘laser eyes’ photo on his Twitter profile in support…